Influence of intellectual impairment (II) on basketball players ́ capacity to solve a game situation: towards evidence- based classificatio n systems in II -basketball
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Author/sPinilla, Javier; Pérez-Tejero, Javier; Sampedro, Javier; Refoyo, Ignacio; Lorenzo, Alberto; [et al.]
Basketball for athletes with intellectual impairment (II) requires the development of evidence -based eligibility systems to guarantee that only athletes with significant limitations performing ba sketball participate in these competitions. In addition, this is needed to re -include II - basketball in the Paralympic program. To do this, it is required to investigate how II impacts on fundamental basketball activities. To address this need, the aim of t his study was to compare able - bodied (AB) and II -players ́ capacity to solve a game situation. A field test was designed ad hoc in which 38 elite II -players from France, Portugal, Australia and Japan who participated in the Global Games (2015) and 38 AB -bas ketball players competing in Spanish competitions, had to solve 8 standardized game situations. Results indicated that II -play...
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